Maitreya Name Meaning & Origin

Maitreya

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Nicknames for Maitreya

Maitri (pronounced "MY - tree")
Mai
Maia

Meanings and history of the name Maitreya

This is the name the Buddhists give the NEXT incarnation of the Buddha, who is expected to manifest at that point in the future when humans have learned the quality known as "maitri," meaning 'unqualified friendliness towards all beings, including oneself."

Famous real-life people named Maitreya

There is currently someone living in Great Britain and calling himself Maitreya. He claims he is in fact the returned Buddha Maitreya; although he has followers, this claim is not widely supported in the world-wide Buddhist community.

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